Dec 31, 2010

And I couldn’t ask for more

Like magical life circles – another end and another beginning. It’s all about Summaries and Plans, Conclusions and Resolutions projecting Past into Future and making everything better. Isn’t it? After wonderful holiday season we are back South under the warm pleasant sun getting ready to start a new year, curious what secrets does it hold and what surprises that it hide.

Dec 19, 2010

The SEW circle

Sew? What is that you are probably thinking. Well, not so exciting as you might think.. The is the Sleep Eat Work Circle. This could be good for a short period of time, but this circle is doomed to get broken one way or another

Dec 10, 2010

8 Days of Joy

Yesterday was the last day of Chanukah. – the festival of lights – the holiday of miracles. It is a special time for us, as we eat the special Chanukah doughnuts (Sufganiot), the potato pancakes (Latkes) and light the menorah each night.

Nov 28, 2010

Glimpse of the heart of Music

It was here in the country of Horses Whiskey and Honky-Tonk that the country music was born, and still alive. When you walk the streets of downtown Nashville, TN you can feel the heart beats and wild flow of the music in the veins of this Music City. Being big fans of country music, that was our destination for the W/E

Nov 26, 2010

The week that it was

A little bit of good and a little bit of bad, a bunch of this and a munch of that. RV Life brings challenges to life but lots of excitement too. Dealing with holidays and health are just some of the everyday challenges of RV Life.

Nov 20, 2010

Rain is a Good Thing

Rain makes corn, Corn makes whiskey…You can’t say you visited Kentucky without visiting a Bourbon Distillery. And what distillery says Bourbon more than Jim Beam. So today we visited the site and the visitor center, and let me tell ya, wherever there is alcohol there is fun and good time.

Nov 17, 2010

Life Balance

We are ‘Full-Timers’ twice. Full Time RVers having to work Full Time. Being a full timer before retirement brings its own challenges and we are still adjusting to our ever changing lifestyle. Our main challenge is the balance between the outdoor life and work, but not the only one.

Nov 12, 2010

Still Alive

Believe it or not – I am still alive!! It has been a loooong while since I last published my blog. So many things have happened that it would be so hard to even remember everything, but I will sure try.

Sep 18, 2010

From Fast to Feast in a Day

It was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, today. A very holy day for the Jewish people, a day of fasting. It also happen to be the day Patti decided to make her first recipe of Julia Child - boeuf à la bourguignonne, or in its more common name - Beef bourguignon. It did not make fasting, easy, I can tell you that, but it was a very happy ending for both.

Sep 11, 2010

Life is good today

As the song “Toes” of Zac Brown Band says: I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand - Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand - Life is good today, life is good today… Had a wonderful New Year Dinner, Got a new Phone Service and a New Home. Moved to PA and looking forward to have some fun with my daughters and my friends. We love it!

Sep 3, 2010

Circles of Life

Circles of life and nature are opening and closing all the time. End of summer again and the fall is starting. It is a rainy Labor Day weekend this year. My second daughter is 18 – just became an adult, and we are getting ready to leave the are for our second circle around. New friends and family relations are coming to our lives, some are leaving and some are just taking a break. Circles of life.

Aug 27, 2010


While most of the time it is real fun living in an RV, sometimes it can be a challenge. This is what happened this morning when we didn’t follow the code. We laugh now, but it wasn’t so funny earlier today

Aug 25, 2010

Should I Stay or Should I go now

The wedding is over and our grand daughters are back home. We are finally FREE again. So we planned to go south early this year, but as soon as we get ready to go, everybody around us want us to stay. We are here for 2 months – and no one calls, but now – they do. So we are debating. After all no one is waiting for us, and September is not that bad in the mid-west, so we might stay for couple more weeks.

Aug 17, 2010

One year, Full Circle and a Two month break

Hard to believe it has been two full moths since my last post – so much has happened since then it feels as if it was ions away… Maybe this is the nature of summer, or maybe it is the many changes we have gone through. Either way – I am glad you are still here, with me. And if you are new to my blog – Welcome aboard! It was last July when we first started our journey right here in the mid-west. And it was this July when we are back here in the mid-west closing a full circle around the country, and around our life.

Jun 17, 2010

Lord Protect me from My Friends

The saying, Lord Protect me from my friends, I can take care of my enemies, is ten folds stronger when it comes to family. In particular – kids – parents relationship. Almost any parent got hurt in one way or another from their kids, and this is our turn, I guess. Both Patti and I are very hurt these days, and it is hard to move on.

Jun 14, 2010

Last week in UT

March the Arch

We have been in this lovely state for sometime now, 5 weeks at 3 different places with a very busy schedule of hiking and visiting. This state is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty and we enjoyed each and every bit we could absorb. We know we just so the tip of the iceberg, and we also know we will be back, someday sometime. As the summer gets closer we need to move on North. So let me share with you our last week here in this lovely part of the country

Jun 7, 2010

Moab Adventures

Moab is a small touristic town in the heart of Utah Canyonlands. It is the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands Parks and offers many other attractions and activities. Well – I am not here to sell you Moab, but just giving you a hint of the many things we have done here in this little town. Among our adventures, we went to a hike were we thought we are not going to be back home but sleep out in the desert. Read on…

Jun 1, 2010

Capture-Edit-Sort The Photo Cycle

Not so sure about you guys, but it takes me so much time to handle my photos, and get them ready. It can take me a whole day just for one trip. I must improve and get more efficient, and wonder what do you do?

May 30, 2010

A treasure in Mid UT

When we first looked at UT on the map, we saw so many places to visit, and so many parks. We decided to stay at two main anchors close to as many places as possible and what we can’t see this time, will see next time around. We chose one location in SW close to Zion Bryce and Cedar Breaks, and the other one in the west – closer to Arches and Canyonland. In between we thought to find a place for an overnight stay on the way. This middle place turned out to be one of the best locations we have stayed.

May 23, 2010

What RVing is all about

This month of May, since we entered the state of UT we are having a blast. One trip after another and each place is nothing like the other. Just when you think you have seen it all, UT can surprise you with yet another unprecedented beauty.

May 19, 2010

Introduction to SW Utah

All along I was looking forward to get to this state. The stories, the amount of parks and the reputation of this state raised the expectation to a very high level. With this high level of expectation it is easy to get disappointed, and very hard to meet them. But since we got here – I am amazed every day, it is way above and beyond my expectation. Heaven on earth, and by far the most beautiful state I have seen so far. So here is our first impression

May 7, 2010

Stinky week at Camping World

After 3 weeks that we were gone, we finally came back home with our new truck, hoping to hook everything and hit the road. 3 weeks were not enough to fix our unit, but this is nothing compare to the surprise that was waiting for us

May 4, 2010

Route 66 – Last Episode

So much to tell and so much to show about this historic route 66. It has been over a week since we arrived to AZ and I am still documenting that trip. This last leg we visited a national park and a mix of fire and Ice. lots of pictures – enjoy.

May 2, 2010

Route 66 – Act II

I last told you how we just entered TX on Route 66. We still have long ways before we get back to AZ where HOME currently is. The drive through time was amazing by itself, but other side trips on the way made it even better.

May 1, 2010

Historic Route 66 - Part I

It has been almost 3,000 miles and a full week of driving, heading back from PA to AZ. When we drove though KS I thought why not enjoy the drive instead of staying on the freeway, so from KS to AZ we took the Mother of all roads, the main street of America – Legendary Route 66.

Apr 24, 2010

Got a new truck

Considering this whole trip was not even planned, the transaction went pretty smooth. Trading three cars for one and getting exactly what we wanted, when we wanted and where we wanted – WOW.

Apr 20, 2010


We are trying to do in 3 weeks what we did in 7 months! Our RV is in repair (again) in AZ and we are planning to upgrade our truck, but this is not so simple as it may sound… We have to drive across the nation just for that!

Apr 7, 2010

Grand Week

Finally out of CA. We headed Eastbound to the Grand Canyon Gateway at Williams, AZ and had an amazing visit to one of the world’s nature wonders. You must have seen it yourself and through many photos, but here it is as it looks from the edge of my lens

Apr 5, 2010

Still in CA

Thought we are getting out of CA, but not quite yet. We are by the tip of NV, a mile form AZ but still in CA. For the most part a peaceful week getting ready for the adventures to come.

Apr 1, 2010

Leg III Round I

We went all the way south, until we hit Alabama. we turned tight and went wild. Wild west to California. stopped by the ocean and the heat waves, we turn right again. This time North. Follow the Rockies, and the amazing National Parks of this magical path.

Mar 24, 2010

It’s a whole new ball game

Slowly but surely the lifestyle of full time employed has faded out and made room for a new era of unemployment or self employment whichever way you want to call it. The rules have changed, and so is our lifestyle.

Mar 9, 2010

Wondering Borrego

After a long time of ‘sitting around’ we decided this is Outdoor time and went to couple hikes yesterday and today. We needed that so much, and enjoyed every bit of it. Happy to share it with you

Mar 8, 2010

The heart of Israeli-Yemenite Food

I do not write much lately, and it is not because I am lazy. Nothing much happening and I am waiting for nicer days. It feels like they are almost here! In this blog I want to share with you one the the BEST recipes I know – so look inside!

Mar 3, 2010

Hiking with Teens – Yeah Right!

Second weekend with Maya and Gal, my kids. Those ‘City’ kids tried to join me for a short hike in the desert, but the attempt did not reach too far. Literally.

Feb 24, 2010

Sweet and Savory

So sweet – we actually earned the world famous Sugar Doll award, you are all invited to the ceremony! Also, you will find an interesting recipe for a typical Israeli dish (hence Savory). so enjoy!

Feb 22, 2010

The last of the Mohicans moved on

Eventful weekend – The last of the Mohicans (also know as Moe) is in his new home – we are  happy and sad at the same time. We moved our new (3rd) site, and we just had a great weekend with my kids here in So Cal. read all about it, it is all right here.

Feb 17, 2010

Settling in CA

Not much happened this week since we arrived California. We traveled a lot… from one site to another, but other than that – not much. Looking forward for the W/E

Feb 14, 2010

Weekend of Friendship and Love

Wow, what a great weekend it was. I will carry these memories with me for a long time! Got so much to write, and so many pictures to show, hope you will have the patience to read all of that! and in the end, hmmm I am not sure if I can tell…

Feb 11, 2010

Romancing the stone

Trying to catch up with work and errands for couple days, but the weather is just too good to sit inside the RV. The stories about snow storms in Dallas sound here like a remote fairy tale, sitting in sunny days in A/C reading about the cold. So when the outdoors calls me – I go! And this time we went to…

Feb 8, 2010

Skipping the Q

Been a little while since I posted my last blog, but for good and for bad, I think I have a little more time on my hands now, so I will try to catch up a little. We planned to stay at Quartzsite, but changed our mind in the very last minute, so we are in… 

Feb 7, 2010

Benson Tales

Slowly getting used to the new Routine: Work during the week, and enjoy the weekends. It brings remote memories from the past, this odd life style. I find out that there are other people that actually do that, so I am in a good company :)

Feb 3, 2010

Falling behind

This last couple weeks are very unusual. I am working around the clock to please a customer and pretty much putting everything else aside. This is not the best approach but I get a lot of pressure. uffff

Feb 1, 2010

Great Weekend in Deming NM

After a stressful week we had a relaxing weekend. The weather was perfect, and we just had great time, charging our batteries for the next coming week. We visited some nice parks, tasted good wine, and are ready to move on

Jan 29, 2010

Stress and Mess

Whew! these were some rough days, those last couple days! but thank god they are behind. Lots and lots of computer time, phone hours and some stinky mess that caused us to literally puke!

Jan 27, 2010

Getting Busy

It has been a little while since I wrote my last post. The days are getting a little busy with work, and I can hardly find some free time. It is hard to get used to this ‘new concept’ that you actually need to work to earn money.

Jan 23, 2010

We met a Bunch – The Bayfield Bunch!

An exciting meeting with a fellow RVer/Blogger/Photographer – Al and Kelly, Meeting Red and Jeanie and a wonderful time at Silverado Ranch with Legendary Belle Starr. I wish it was just a little warmer though

Jan 21, 2010

Arizona Days

We left New Mexico in a rush, knowing that we will have to be back probably by the end of next week to finish the repair to our RV. I don’t know when and where will we be after that. On the way we met new people and saw new places. The unplanned is the plan of our life!

Jan 19, 2010

Fixing the Rig, roll 1.

That’s it – we are out of the lone star state to a whole new place. New Mexico. On the way we attempted to fix the RV, and it looks like you are going to hear (read) about it more. This is not end of story. So we are on the way to AZ stopping for couple nights in Columbus.

Jan 17, 2010

Big Zbeng and Big Bend

This weekend started with a very bad message for us, and we are trying as much as we can not to let it affect our mood – but it is tough. We loved our visit to Big Bend - Lots of pictures in this blog. We are also concluding our TX chapter of this trip tonight and moving west.

Jan 15, 2010

Recipe I bet you never heard of

I bet you never heard of this recipe. Well, unless you are Israeli or Yemenite, of course. I think I have an idea for interesting recipes you might like. Let me know what you think

Jan 14, 2010

Texas style Marathon

This blog is going to be 90% pictures and 10% fluff. You can skip the fluff or read in between.  We love this town and can’t wait for the W/E to see Big Bend.

Jan 13, 2010

Adventures of RV Cooking

Motty has been pushing me to write something on my experiences cooking in our RV, you see I am not a writer so he had to coax me a little, so here it goes. 

Crossing the lone star

In the last couple days we crossed the great state of Texas from one side to another. Had some adventures on the way but we are safe on the other side. It is freezin’ cold in here tonight – You wanna know how cold? Jump in and read.
P.S. I Did not forget about Patti’s recipe blog, it is coming…

Jan 9, 2010

Survival in TX

We are passed the cold weather and it wasn’t so bad. We learned a lot from it, being the first time camping below freezing. I added a new corner to the blog – a recipe from my Chef friend Serena. Enjoy!

Jan 8, 2010

Getting through the weather

Still struggling with the weather, but it is getting better. We are GREEN as one of the reader described here, but at this point, I take green over BLUE. ;)

Cold short update

This is not a standard blog but a short update from the cold dark RV.

Jan 7, 2010

The Arctic fun begins

Colder days are expected all over the US, and they are Now and here. From now and until Sunday night it is going to be the coldest temperature we camped so far. Grrrrr… Brrrr…

Jan 5, 2010

Arctic Chaos

So what do you think, Did I stick to the last revision of my plan for this week (I think it was plan Version 4.2a). Naaaah – I didn’t. But neither did the meteorologists, so as long as the forecast keep changing, so as my plan.

Jan 3, 2010

Changing Plans – Twice a day

Another day of geocaching on Galveston Island and crossing the bay again with the Dolphins and the Pelicans. We had to change our plans for next week twice. Wanna know why? Read on! 

Jan 1, 2010

All you need is sun, Ta na na na na…

What a perfect start for a new decade! Life is good today! Dolphins, Jurassic Park birds, Treasures in the woods and so much fun! Even a new follower to my blog.